The Newberry Book Fair | Newberry

The Newberry Book Fair

The Newberry Book Fair, Chicago’s favorite used book binge, is held every year the last weekend of July. Browse through more than 135,000 books in 70 categories, many of which are priced at $3 or under. Scour the sale for amazing deals on cookbooks, fiction, art books, children’s literature, collectibles, movies, records, and much more. Admission is free and all proceeds support the Newberry!

Everything for sale at the Book Fair is generously donated by readers like you. Please note that we are no longer accepting donations for the 2020 Book Fair. We will resume accepting donations after Labor Day 2020.

The Newberry Book Fair is a continued success due in large part to our wonderful volunteers. Learn more about volunteering at the Book Fair.

Book Fair Tips

  • President’s Fellows and Newberry Associates at the Authors level and above enjoy early access to the Book Fair as a benefit of membership. Learn more about becoming a member to shop the sale before it opens to the general public.

  • Taking public transportation to the Book Fair is highly recommended as street parking is limited. The Newberry is a short walk from the CTA Red and Brown Lines and a number of bus lines, including the #22 and #70 which stop at our front door, as well as a Divvy station. Get directions.

  • We encourage patrons to bring their own shopping bags for Book Fair purchases. What better way to carry your new-to-you treasures home?

  • Following the Book Fair blog is a great way for Book Fair fans to stay informed and entertained all year long.

  • Community literacy programs, schools, and other non-profit organizations may be eligible to select from the remaining books and items after the Book Fair ends. Please call (312) 255-3581 for details.

  • Questions? Contact the Development office at (312) 255-3581.